I am pleased to see a site devoted specifically to Cats. Our little Cat "Lippy" who is now about 3 years old, has always had a condition which until today, we could only describe as a form of Epilepsy. Our vet has ruled this out but is bewildered as to what it is. The only conclusion he can make is she has a brain disorder, which is a rather broad conclusion. I was looking through a couple web sites and I came across (Feline) Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome which mainly pertains to older Dogs and Cats. One of the descriptions of this condition is mentioned on http://www.thepetcenter.com/imtop/cds.html in this manner: Disorientation: Wanders aimlessly, Appears lost of confused in the yard or house, Gets "stuck" in corners or behind furniture, Stares into space or at walls, Has difficulty find the door, Does not recognize familiar people, Does not respond to verbal cues or name, in adding some of my own observations, the episodes usually begin soon after eating, she begins walking in circles and if not stopped, will start growling and eventually topple over. During the course of these episodes she appears to be blind, my vet who has observed this says he cannot detect activity in the eyes when she is like this. These episodes can last any where from a half hour to 4 plus hours, during which time she may have to be confined to her carrier for her own safety. Another site: http://www.manhattancats.com/Articles/CDS.html again refers to older Cats. As stated earlier my Cat is 3 years old and we are trying desperately to get to the bottom of her condition. The conditions associated with Feline Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome or CDS is very similar to what is happening the big difference is her age. I am hoping that someone on this forum has or is experiencing something similar with their little friend. Any thoughts or suggestions will be welcome.
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10/23/05 at 11:33am